Mike Svendahl hand ties Swedish potato sausage at Ingebretsen's on East Lake Street Thursday morning. Svendahl, who has been behind the meat counter for 53 years, said he and the other butchers will make 1,000 pounds of potato sausage per day during the Christmas season. Svendahl grew up in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood and has worked as a butcher at the Scandinavian market since he was 16.
For the past 16 years, Martha has been restoring older homes both inside and out throughout the neighborhood, planting gardens, building decks and fences, finding employment or residences for others, rescuing stray animals, lending tools, advice or support—all the traits a neighborly person has plus a whole lot more. Since early adulthood she has had the energy and drive to improve the aesthetics of her surroundings and to connect with people along the way. Martha is a true artist and friend to all of Powderhorn!
Marakah Mancini made her creative contribution to a mural on the west side of the building at 3715 Chicago Avenue, home to several non profits, including Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL). Its members are mostly low wage, minority workers who have successfully sought a voice in shaping their workplaces, communities and politics since 2007.
Julia Schuster scrolls through work-related email on her porch at the corner of 15th Avenue South and East 32nd Street Thursday. A high school special education assistant, Schuster was preparing for the start of the school year next week and said she felt refreshed after a summer of travel.
"Canoe rides on Powderhorn Lake"
The Minneapolis Park Board sponsors canoe rides on summer evenings in city parks. Here a Park staffer helps a group of youngsters set out on their canoe ride on Powderhorn Lake.
There is definitely no shortage of funky front entrances around Powderhorn. Back in 2010 my front porch was featured on the Powderhorn365 blog. I was so touched. It was then that I vowed to become a volunteer photographer some year. Inspiration abounds in every direction.
"Coach Bell of the Powederhorn Eagles"
Coach Bell of the Powderhorn Eagles demonstrates blocking technique to his team on Tuesday afternoon in Powderhorn Park. The Eagles are hoping to raise $400 to purchase 4 blocking dummies. For info on how you can help send a direct message to Mark Warren on Twitter or Instagram at @minnemark612.
"No Matter What You Do, You Need Cutz Too"
So goes the line Jimmy Bynum uses to market his Lake Street barber shop, Cutz Too, which he has operated for 17 years. Here, Bynum finishes off a fresh fade and taper on Jerrett Nicholson with a dusting of talcum powder. Nicholson has been getting his hair cut at Cutz Too for five years and said Bynum is the only barber he trusts.
"The Orange Line"
Jonas Collins, 13, right, and Emory Russell, 14, got creative with a bike, razor scooter, and two orange karate belts as they took turns pedaling up and down Powderhorn Terrace Thursday. With only one bike between them, Emory said they figured this was a good way for them to travel.
"Safe Summer Nights Cookout"
Safe Summer Nights is a program sponsored by the Minneapolis Police Department and Parks Department that hosts summer cookouts in neighborhood parks where residents can meet and interact with local police officers. Safe Summer Nights visited Powderhorn Park Tuesday night 8/8/2017. The burgers, hot dogs, and the conversation were all great. #safesummernights
Jessica opened the doors of MN NAF Salon at 3749 Bloomington Ave. in May of this year. Her hair salon/gallery is free-form yet grounded. She recycles everything she can, including composting and uses organic products. Jessica enjoys painting, sculpting, weaving, yoga, music—all art forms that are a logical connection to hair styling. Jessica’s business and spiritual philosophy seem interchangeable. I asked what she likes most about Powderhorn and she said, “For its weirdness—no fear to be creative.”
"National Night Out, 18th Ave. S."
Neighbors from the 3400 block of 18th Ave. S., many new to the neighborhood and many long time residents, gathered for food, drink, and conversation Tuesday night for National Night Out.
"Found his home"
James Wilkes wipes down the pews at Mount Olive Lutheran Church to get it clean for Sunday services. Wilkes joined the church as its Sexton in May and when he looks back on the custodial jobs he has held over the last 35 years, in Mount Olive, he says he has found his home.
We saw this flier on a walk up Chicago Avenue and our hearts broke a little when we saw the hand-drawn picture of Clarence...but it also made us smile just the tiniest bit. Good luck finding each other again, Clarence and Clarence's humans!